Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Thinking of you

Just a quick post to share a "thinking of you" card.  Cards like this are wonderful to have on hand for nearly any occasion and are great to make to give away or sell.

My image is a colored Resting Bird from Doodle Pantry.   The DP is Authentique "Journey."  My sentiment is TPC Studios.    Ribbon from my stash and black adhesive pearls finish it off. 

Crafty Cardmakers and More #110 - "Come fly with me" (use bird/birdcage)
Pile It On #8 - Thinking of you
Tuesday Throwdown #184 - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - Anything goes with pearls
Card Mania Challenge #41 - use a sentiment
Lexi's Creations #110 - Monochromatic
Make It Monday #180 - Anything goes

This is my first time playing at Card Mania, Lexi's Creations, and Make It Monday!!  :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!! 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #238

Happy birthday to my third daughter today!!  Our beautiful Brenna is 14 years old!   My kids are growing up way too quickly!!  Sniff, sniff!   But I do have to say that I'm loving them at these ages!!   (After November we will have 4 teenagers!!)

At Tuesday Morning Sketches this week, we've got another wonderful sketch and sponsor!!

My DP is Prima "Believe."  I embossed the DP with "Fall Leaf BG" by Darice.  The colored image and sentiment are from Doodle Pantry Tree Glee 2.   My panels were cut out using Spellbinders Petite Ovals Small and Large.  The dotted ribbon is AC and the other bits are from my ribbon scrap jar. 

Here's the sketch...

This week our challenge is sponsored by Yours and Mine Paper Crafts.

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it has inspired me to open up my very own online store! Yours or Mine Paper Crafts is a 
place where you can purchase supplies to create your own projects, or view my gallery 
for inspiration! All the brands and products we carry are items I have personally used for 
my own projects and I feel they would be awesome products that you will like as well. 
It’s my pleasure to sponsor this week’s challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches and as a bonus, 
use discount code TAKE20 for 20% off my store until the closing date of this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the rest of our DT...


We'd love to have you come and play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!! 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Poodle birthday!

It's so sad... the Olympics are almost over!!  I've been on the edge of my seat (and hopping up and down) the last couple of days watching hockey!!  Can't wait for the gold medal game in the morning!!!!  GO CANADA!!!!!!!!!!

I've got a fun card to show you.  It's a spinner card.  This was for my DD's friend who has a poodle...

My poodle is from Create a Critter

Die Cuttin' Divas #153 - love your pet
Wags 'n Whiskers #123 - photo inspiration (my puppy is "dressed up" like the kitties)

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!  

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Greatest Love - TMS #237

Wow!  I have not posted since my TMS post a week ago!  My week was a little crazy AND I love the Olympics, so I that's why I haven't shared anything!  :-O   I did do some creating though, and will have some things to show you soon. 

Today it's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!! :)    We've got a great sketch and a great sponsor!   Here is my card...

I am thrilled with this card!!  As we look forward to Easter and celebrating the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, this image brought so many verses to mind, but John 15:13 says, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."  Truly, that is the greatest love!!!

This week, Melissa chose her favorite from last year and we're playing with sketch # 212 from Aug. 20/13.   It's another awesome blast from the past that is a wonderful sketch to work with!!   

Our sponsor is Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet.    You could win a $10 shopping voucher!!!

My image is Stitchy Bear's Easter Lily colored with my Spectrum Noir markers.   My DP is MME "Cherish" and I used both sides.  The embossing was done using CB Swiss Dots and Paper Studio "Wood Grain" embossing folders.  The sentiment is from Doodle Pantry Jesus Paid It All.  I finished it off with a double fork bow and a few adhesive pearls.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the rest of our DT...


We'd love to have you come and play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sweetie Pie - TMS #236

Happy Tuesday to you!!   Thanks for stopping by to check out my card for Tuesday Morning Sketches #236!!  I made this early last week and I'm so glad I did... I'm not sure I would have made it very well these last few days... every spare minute I am watching the Olympics!!  Don't you  just love the Olympics??  Especially the Winter Olympics!! 

This week is our JUDGED CHALLENGE with a TWIST!!!  The twist is Lace & Pearls!!

Our sponsor this week is All Dressed Up!!   My image is Sweetie Pie.  Isn't she adorable?

All Dressed Up is a newly launched blog with an enthusiastic team who are passionate about stamping.  The coordinators Marilyn and Tracy along with an amazing design team are also known as The Dressy Girls.
We have a friendly Facebook page, regular blog posts, tutorials, challenges and freebies .The stamps can be purchased from theEtsy shop which is updated on a monthly basis.
We really are friendly bunch and would love to see your creations so please feel free to contact us and visit the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog
This week we are playing with Kris's favorite sketch from last year -- sketch #185 from Feb 12/13... almost exactly one year ago! :)  This is an awesome sketch and you can really have fun with it!! 


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the rest of our DT...


We'd love to have you come and play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Friday, February 7, 2014

M5D New Release

Today we're playing with some new releases at McMahon Five Designs.  The set I've used is just adorable, I think!   Here's my card...

My image and sentiment are from Polar Love a collection from Imagine That! digis by Kris.  It comes with the outline and colored images and 3 sentiment.   My DP is fancy pants "love story."  I used Spellbinders Large and Small Labels, a scrap of ribbon, and Glossy Accents and a sparkly gel pen on the hearts.

Please take a moment to visit the M5D BLOG so see all of the DT's creations!!

Simon Says Stamp Monday - love notes
Crafty Playtime PDE #3 - hearts
Paper Pretties PWC296 - Valentine/love
Shopping Our Stash #137 - love me tender (my image is a new release but my DP and ribbon are OLD!!)

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Cute card!

Happy Friday!!  Today I have a cute card for you using a cute Doodle Pantry image because today Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Totally Papercrafts challenge and the theme is "hey cutie"! 

Isn't this little guy just the cutest moose you've ever seen??  A real moose is amazing to see close up, but it sure isn't this cute!! LOL   (Could I use the word cute a few more times???)

This guy comes from Moose Friends...

Find yourself a cute image and head over to Totally Papercrafts to play for a chance to win some cute Doodle Pantry images!!! :) 

Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Sick of snow?

**Scroll down or click HERE for my TMS post**

Are you sick of snow?  I laughed all the way through making this card because I honestly do not think the words, "I'm so sick of snow" have EVER crossed my lips!!!   In fact, I'm excited that it supposed to snow overnight tonight... we're in the 10"-15" area!!  :)

I made this because I finally got to play with my new stamps!!!  I was very excited because I knew before Christmas that I was going to get a set of Peachy Keen Stamps as a gift, but you may remember that Christmas Day did not go as planned... I spent it in the hospital! :/   Since then, most of my cards have been made for DT commitments or because I needed them.   My new stamps have been sitting there calling me and I finally had took made the time to play with them!  

Sooooooo... here it is!!

My image and sentiment are from PKSC-23 November Release.  I thought the snowman's grumpy face was perfect for that sentiment!!  My DP is fancy pants "winterland."
Playing in Paradise #9 - "Frosty, frosty, frosty"

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!!

Babies are a Blessing - TMS #235

Good morning to you!!  I'm glad you stopped by to visit!! :)

Today, I have a baby card for you!  I will have to admit that I don't keep many baby cards on hand because it seems that when I need one, I don't think that what I have is suitable for the recipient, so I make one then and after that happening several times, I just stopped making them ahead.  {Wow!  Sorry for the run on sentence!!!}

It's Tuesday, and it's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches and I actually did make a baby card!! 

Our sponsor this week is Patti R, a Close To My Heart consultant.   Thank you so much, Patti!!  She provided the team with images for this week's sketch.  My image is CTMH Baby Carriage colored with my Spectrum Noir markers.  My DP is the Paper Studio "Sweet Pea."  I love this stack!  It has wonderful paper for girl, boy, or either!!   The sentiment is Fiskars "Precious Baby Quotes."  I also used my Spellbinders Circles and Lacy Circles.

This week,  Jessi is our 'hostess' and she chose sketch #204 from June 25/13.  Another wonderful sketch that we are happy to revisit!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the rest of our DT...


We'd love to have you come and play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February Release at Doodle Pantry!!

Happy Saturday to you!!  Happy February to you!!  Can it really be February already???  That's what the calendar says, so I guess so!

It is the 1st of the month, and that means it is new release day at Doodle Pantry!!  Lots of wonderful new digis and SVGs!!

I have a three projects to show you and have used five of the new releases!!   I've got a card, a cupcake topper, and a banner!!  

Challenges for my card...
Mojo Monday 330 - sketch
Cuttlebug Mania - All You Need Is Love (I used CB "Love Language" EF and Heritage EF)

I used Easter Peeps for my card.

***This set is the featured set for Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 43!!  That means if you play along and use a DP image, you will receive this set FREE!!!  If you don't already have any DP images, grab one from the Free Product page and come play along!! 

Next, I have a cupcake topper...

I used my glitter pen on the hearts, manes, and tails

Sets used for this were Umbrella Talk and Carousel Horse 1.

And last, but not least, I have a banner that I made for out Valentine Dinner in a couple of weeks.  It was made using Banner Banquet SVG & Outlines and the hearts are from Paper Cut Hearts.

My kitty liked it! :)
My font is Chocolate Box cut with MTC

And as always, there is a set that is FREE with purchase. For any purchases Feb 1-24, you will receive Salty Snack Mice.

Be sure to check out our...


February 1 thru 8
30% OFF the February NEW RELEASES only (minimum $2 purchase)

How to redeem:
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  4. Enter the code NEW4FEB in the field at the bottom of the cart contents and CLICK SUBMIT to see your discount get applied
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SELECT VALENTINE'S PRODUCTS MARKED 30% OFF!    No Coupon needed-prices already reduced!

Now that you've seen a taste of the February Release, pop over to Doodle Pantry to see all of Laurie's wonderful sets new this month!!  Please play along with DPDC43, too!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!